You'll have to forgive me for cutting out my face from the pictures. I just wasn't having a photogenic day!
This dress was 'meant to be.' I originally saw it in Big W, but the only one in my size had a hole in it. Months later, I spotted it in an Op Shop in Numurkah. It's gotten me through two winters already and is perfect for layering.
I have worn it quite a few times during pregnancy. It was great at the end of summer because it kept me just that little bit warmer than a thin cotton dress. Now it's great because I can wear it with tights and a cardigan (mustard is my favourite colour to go with this.)
Some things I've tried to keep in mind when selecting tops in particular are:
- How long will I be able to wear this for? Am I going to grow out of it soon? (I am a lover of the 'how many dollars per wear' philosophy!)
- Will this be practical when I want to breastfeed? I need easy access!
- Will this look flattering later on when I am trying to lose my baby belly? Or, will I be horrified when old ladies in the supermarket ask 'When are you due, love?'
All of these photos were taken at 35 weeks. Not long to go now!